THE INFLUENCE OF YOUTH ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT ON EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTH IN TANZANIA: A CASE OF ILALA MUNICIPALITY
Youth employability, vocational training, savings and credits, startup tools, Tanzania
The study assessed the influence of a youth economic empowerment projects on youth employability in Ilala Municipality
in Dar es Salaam region-Tanzania. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the role of training, the
contribution of savings and credit facilities and start-up tools provision on the employability of youth. The study used a
stratified and random sampling techniques to select 121 youths for a survey. The data were analyzed using descriptive
and multiple regression analysis. The findings showed a significant and positive relationship between the role of
training, the contribution of savings and credit facilities, and the role of start-up tools provision on youth employability
in Ilala municipality. The study, therefore, recommends that, for promoting youth employability in Tanzania, the
government, NGOs and projects should provide training and start-up tools to youth. Furthermore, the stakeholders
should facilitate capital access to youth by empowering the savings and credits groups.
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